18 Year Old Arrested for Riding Live, Exhausted Mule Deer
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An 18-year-old out of Riley, Oregon is facing animal abuse charges after disturbing footage circulated on social media of him riding a deer, state police said Tuesday.
🤦♀️ 🤦♀️ 🤦♀️ 🤦♀️ 🤦♀️On December 6, 2019, Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers received…
Jacob Belcher, was allegedly seen in the video climbing onto the back of a “live and exhausted” mule deer, which was trapped inside a fenced enclosure.
“Throughout the video, the mule deer buck can be heard grunting … and after escaping the rider, the buck jumped into a linked fence, multiple times, attempting to escape the enclosure,” police said.
State police fish and wildlife troopers were notified Friday about the video and identified the suspect as Belcher.
Translation: the kid shared the video on social media and once it surfaced he got arrested…
What an idiot.
Belcher was located at a Harney County ranch, where he was interviewed by authorities and taken into custody, police said. He was booked into Harney County Jail on charges of wildlife harassment and animal abuse.
Officials say, The Harney County District Attorney’s Office is also considering reviewing charges for the kid who was behind the camera.